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Fearless presentations: 5 small things that will make a big difference

Cornerstone Coaching and Training

  Public speaking is not only in the top 10 list of things people are afraid of doing, it’s #1! The 14 Worst Human Fears When a team of market researchers asked 3000 Americans “What are you most afraid of?” many fears were named — Speaking before a group comes in as #1 Biggest Fear (with percentage of the group that named it as their biggest fear): 1 Speaking before a group 41 2 Heights 32 3 Insects and bugs 22 3 Financial Problems 22 3 Deep water 22 6 Sickness 19 6 Death 19 8 Flying 18 9 Loneliness

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Top 5 Presentation Tips for the Non-Presenter

Cornerstone Coaching and Training

  It usually takes me more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech. ~ Mark Twain Excellent presentation skills are something we think a consultant, trainer, or professional speaker should do well, right? Sure. But it’s just as important for the average person – the non-presenter – to have some good public speaking skills. Whether you are asking for a raise, interviewing for a job, giving a report at a meeting, asking for money for a project, or just about anything else, you need to do a good job getting your point across in a compelling way. It doesn’t

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Communicating with PowerPoint: love it or leave it

Cornerstone Coaching and Training

One of the great debates in the world of communicating to a group is this: does a PowerPoint presentation help communication or does it get in the way? I’ll the first to admit that PowerPoint presentations can be awful and bring out the worst in presenters.  The last time I was making arrangements to do a keynote speech, I mentioned that I would bring my PowerPoint presentation and the coordinator screamed: AAACK I hate PowerPoint. Clearly, she’s had a bad experience in that area. But I truly believe that as communicators we need to rely on all three communication styles:

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